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#SciDipTalks | The Global Governance of Genome Editing. An Opportunity for Science Diplomacy.

About this event

How can science diplomacy support the global governance of Genome Editing? Discover pivotal discussions around the disrupting potential of Genome Editing and international cooperating in the Covid-19 aftermath!

Genome editing is a fast-growing field that is poised to bring unprecedented disruption in medicine. Technologies such as CRISPR/Cas9 have the capacity to redefine our future as humans. In this context, science diplomacy is called to play a pivotal role in discussing research, bioethics, and regulation of genome editing worldwide.

This session aims to analyze the state of the art in the emerging global governance of human gene editing and how countries can develop governance frameworks and arrive at commonly agreed principles. Finally, it will reflect on how science diplomacy can help build a common global interest in human gene editing applications.

Speakers for this event include:

  • Introduction: Alexis Roig. Chief Executive Officer of SciTech DiploHub (Barcelona Science and Technology Diplomacy Hub), Professor at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), and Affiliated Faculty at Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI).
  • Luis Montoliu. Research scientist at the National Centre for Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC) and member of the Ethics Panel of ERC/H2020.
  • Julian Kinderlerer. Emeritus Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Cape Town and member of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE).
  • Sarah Chan. Chancellor's Fellow in Ethics and Science Communicator in The Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh.
  • Hervé Chneiweiss. Research Director at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Member of the WHO Expert Advisory Committee on Human Genome Editing.
  • Moderator: Emma Martinez. Public Engagement Officer at the Babraham Institute and Project Officer for open experiments & co-creation in the ORION project.

This is the second event of the 2021 #SciDipTalks series. SciTech DiploHub - Barcelona Science and Technology Diplomacy Hub and Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) have partnered with other leading organizations to put forward 3 free online lectures with world-class experts that will explore climate change after covid-19, the global governance of genome editing, and science diplomacy in the global south. Thank you for joining us.

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    Emma Martinez Public Engagement Officer @ The Babraham Institute

    Public Engagement Officer at the Babraham Institute and Project Officer for open experiments & co-creation in the ORION project.

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    Julian Kinderlerer Emeritus Professor of Intellectual Property Law @ University of Cape Town

    Emeritus Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Cape Town and newly appointed member of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE).

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    Sarah Chan Chancellor's Fellow in Ethics and Science Communicator @ The Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh

    Chancellor's Fellow in Ethics and Science Communicator in The Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh.

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    Alexis Roig CEO @ SciTech DiploHub

    CEO of SciTech DiploHub (Barcelona Science and Technology Diplomacy Hub) and Professor at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST).

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    Luis Montoliu Research scientist @ National Centre for Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC)

    Research scientist at the National Centre for Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC) and member of the Ethics Panel of ERC/H2020.

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    Hervé Chneiweiss Research Director @ French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)

    Research Director at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Member of the WHO Expert Advisory Committee on Human Genome Editing.

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